The Engineering, Construction and Public Works Division co-ordinates and manages:

  • the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of the City’s road and related infrastructure, sidewalks, conveyance sewer system and stormwater management facilities
  • inspection review of development construction activities
  • the City’s streetlight infrastructure
  • repair and maintenance services seven days a week on a 24-hour basis for the City's fleet of vehicles and equipment
  • Winter control for roads, sidewalks and certain trails - depending upon storm conditions, 18 plow routes, two graders, nine sidewalk plow routes and several loaders may be simultaneously deployed for winter control activities

Highlights

Through the Capital Asset Management Plan approach, the programming and coordination of capital projects allows the City's infrastructure renewal process to make the best use of capital dollars. 

The next phase of the streetlight LED switch over program will evaluate the City's decorative fixtures to determine feasibility of retrofitting these fixtures to LED.

In 2020, the City will continue delivering the City's road and related capital budget through in-house design and contract administration efforts as well as the management of consulting engineers working at various stages of project planning and construction.

Maintained infrastructure statistics
Type of infrastructure201820192020 (forecast)
Lane kilometres of road 964 968 969
Kilometres of sidewalk 400 400 402
Number of vehicle bridges 27 27 27
Pedestrian bridges 21 21 21
Kilometres of sanitary sewers 394 397 398
Kilometres of storm sewers 354 355 356
Hectares of park land 363 365 365
Kilometres of trails maintained 38 39 39
Kilometres of bike lanes  n/a n/a 34
Parks and forestry statistics
Category201820192020 (forecast)
Number of flower beds 65 66 66
Number of bulbs and annuals planted 27,000 27,000 27,000
Hanging floral baskets and DBIA planters 130 130 130
Softball/baseball diamonds 52 52 52
Soccer fields 32 32 32
Tennis/basketball courts 41 42 42
Buildings/bunkers 28 28 28
Wading pools 4 4 4
Playground equipment locations 57 58 59
Neighbourhood rinks 18 18 19
Splash pads 5 5 5
Replacement tree planting 550 450 450

2021 Overview

Public Works - Yard Administration
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $847,077
Revenues $847,077
Net requirement $0
Parks and Forestry
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $3,841,877
Revenues $30,700
Net requirement $3,811,177
Winter control maintenance
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $4,223,689
Revenues $1,200
Net requirement $4,222,489
Underground Services
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $432,656
Revenues $432,656
Net requirement $0
Surface Services
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $2,346,475
Revenues $0
Net requirement $2,346,475
Public Works - Fleet
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $632,120
Revenues $632,120
Net requirement $0